‘Will jump from 24th floor if MS Dhoni asks me to,’ says Ishant Sharma

Indian pacer Ishant Sharma narrowly missed his dream of playing the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. He was selected in the provisional squad but concurrent injuries forced him out of the World Cup 2015. His World Cup dream got shattered before it started as he sustained a knee injury which saw him being sent back home from Australia.


Ishant thanked his skipper MS Dhoni for being extremely supportive and said he would never question any decision from him.


“If captains like Mahibhai tell you that you have to jump from the 24th floor, you would readily do that without thinking even once,” said Ishant in an interview in MiD-Day.


On missing the World Cup, Ishant said, “It was very difficult to accept, but at some stage you had to accept it. In 2011, I did not get picked in the World Cup squad. In 2015, I had a good chance.”


“I was in the team and everything was going well for me but I still had to miss it because of the (knee) injury. It was tough to accept. The support staff and Mahibhai (MS Dhoni) handled me very well at a time when I was emotionally down.”


It has been a frustrating career so far for the lanky pacer as whenever his career seems to assemble tempo, it hits a barricade in the form of wretched injuries. From June 2014 to March 2015, Ishant has only managed to play in 10 matches, which includes all the formats.


Now fit, Ishant is ready to feature for the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the upcoming edition of the Indian Premiere League (IPL) which will start on Wednesday. Despite his all respect for Dhoni, expect no less than a serious contest when Ishant’s side play their tournament opener on Friday against former’s side Chennai Super Kings (CSK).